You can be part of the future for these vulnerable young people.

For nearly three decades, the Alliance for Children’s Rights has been helping children and young adults in foster care to join families, recover from trauma, thrive in school, and make healthy transitions to adulthood.

Making a bequest to the Alliance for Children’s Rights is a simple way to ensure that we can continue this vital work to support the next generation.

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You can leave a legacy and support the Alliance through your long-range plans.

Your Will, Bequests, or Trusts

If you are looking to include the Alliance for Children’s Rights in your will, you are able to do so by adding one sentence in your will to complete your gift:

“I hereby give to the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a not-for-profit organization (Federal Tax ID# 95-4358213) with offices at 3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles CA 90010, the sum of $_______; or _______% of the residue of my estate.”

The Gift of Life Insurance

Name the Alliance as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy: Update your beneficiary designation form with the policy holder and designate the Alliance for Children’s Rights as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make the Alliance the contingent beneficiary so that our organization will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary does not survive you.

Make an outright gift of an existing policy: You can name the Alliance for Children’s Rights as owner and beneficiary of an existing policy as well as take out a new policy and irrevocably name the Alliance for Children’s Rights as owner and beneficiary of the insurance contract.

Designate the Alliance as a Beneficiary

You might also consider naming the Alliance for Children’s Rights as a beneficiary in your IRA or retirement plan, or bank and investment accounts. Depending on the plan, the Alliance for Children’s Rights can be named as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary.
To do so:

  1. Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.
  2. Decide what percentage you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
  3. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.

If you have questions or would like to discuss benefits of IRA charitable distributions please contact us or your tax advisor. Alliance for Children’s Rights Federal Tax ID #: 95-435-8213. Before finalizing your charitable plans we encourage you to seek the counsel of your legal or financial advisor.

Let us know that you’ve included the Alliance in your estate plans:

After informing us of your plans, we will extend an invitation into our Legacy Circle, whose members are listed in our annual report.

Contact us for additional information or to learn more about the different options for including the Alliance for Children’s Rights in your will or estate plan.


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SAMPLE bequest language

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

I hereby give, devise and bequeath the sum of $ _________ to the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID# 95-4358213) located at 3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles CA 90010, for Alliance for Children’s Rights general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Personal Property

I hereby give, devise and bequeath [ DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY ] to the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID# 95-4358213) located at 3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles CA 90010, for Alliance for Children’s Rights general use and purpose.

Bequest of Specific Real Estate

I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at [ ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY ] to the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID# 95-4358213) located at 3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles CA 90010, for Alliance for Children’s Rights general use and purpose.

Percentage Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID# 95-4358213) located at 3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles CA 90010, for Alliance for Children’s Rights general use and purpose.

Residual Bequest

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID# 95-4358213) located at 3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles CA 90010, ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for Alliance for Children’s Rights general use and purpose.

Contingent Bequest

If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID# 95-4358213) located at 3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles CA 90010, [ DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY ] to be used for Alliance for Children’s Rights general use and purpose.

*These are merely examples with suggested language and should be written or adapted by legal counsel to fit the contributor’s individual situation.